UPDATE - U.S. 20 re-opens after early-morning crash

Highway was closed for several hours after semi wrecked.
Scott Seitz2
Dec 21, 2012


A tractor-trailer crash early Friday morning closed U.S. 20 for several hours.

The crash occurred at 4:22 a.m. near West Collins Road.

U.S. 20, between Ohio 601 and Ohio 60 in Huron County, was re-opened around 1:45 p.m..

Frank H. Paxson, 48, of Fargo, N.D., was operating a 2007 International semi pulling a box trailer east on U.S. 20, troopers said.

Paxson lost control of his vehicle, went off the right side of the roadway, striking a culvert and power pole. His tractor-trailer overturned, coming to rest on its right side, blocking both lanes of traffic on U.S. 20.

No injuries were reported.

Charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol.

The road was closed for hours as crews from Ohio Edison repaired the power pole amid wind and snow flurries.

Townsend Township Fire and Rich's Towing also assisted at the scene.



They are going to charge him for the wind blowing his truck over?


I got it for failure to control, while hitting black ice yrs ago on a bridge at 6 in the morning, no one was involved but me, at the State Patrol was there I watched multible cars and truck hit the bridge.


No. They are going to charge him for:
Me got CDL
Me drive real big truck
Me own road
OOPS! slippery when wet!


you blonde


No photo's? While your out stop by the Sherifs office and get a photo of that SUV they totaled a few days ago.


Do any of you drive trucks? If his box trailer was empty it very easy to lose control in high winds. It isn't always the truck drivers fault. My husband is a truck driver and a lady hit his trailer in Chicago and did it to try and get her car repainted. Glad to hear there were no injuries in this accident.


Sounds like an 'oops' to me. One of those things that just happens if conditions are the way they are. Thank God no one was hurt.

Cliff Cannon

@ BaileyOriginally : Glad to see you posting,missed you. Got to agree with you here.However,do raise this caveat: The driver was from Fargo,N.D. the land of wind and snow. So as a fellow driver,am I allowed to expect 'more' from him because of that training ? :)

No matter. " those things that just happen " as you note. More importantly, you drive home the crucial point: " Thank God no one was hurt " Again : Great to see you commenting.

Merry Christmas to you and yours




Either the wind or he fell asleep


Just glad the driver is okay. This sounds like it could have caused serious injury.

Dr. Information

Boring story.....bad conditions out....its an accident.....they happen daily.....NEXT